Christian Dior disguised as "King of the Animals" at the Kings and Queens Ball in 1949
The exhibition is a tribute to Christian Dior himself, showcasing his talent and refinement, and his love of sumptuous costumes, expressed in creations for the grand balls of the post-war period. The couturier was part of myriad memorable events, including the 1949 Kings and Queens Ball, which he attended disguised as the "King of the Animals", the Bal des Artistes in 1956, for which he dressed as a dandy, or the Ball hosted by Charles de Beistegui at the Palazzo Labia in Venice in 1951.
Dior Museum - Granville
May 13 to September 26, 2010